Help us Connect the Dots by sharing your knowledge and experience at the 2022 Kansas Prevention Conference. Conference breakout sessions on October 27th and 28th will be 45 minutes, with time for questions, and there is limited availability for 90-minute sessions.  

Benefits of Presenting 

  • Share expertise, research or program information with colleagues 
  • Play an important role in an exciting Kansas statewide conference 
  • Expand your professional portfolio 
  • Listing on the conference electronic marketing/program materials 
  • Discounted registration fee for presenters 
  • Meals, participant items, Continuing Education Hours and/or any other item available to participant

*Note: Travel and lodging is not included. Book your lodging as soon as possible if you plan on attending to ensure you have a room at the host hotel.

Presenter Responsibility and Guidelines 

  • Presenters are responsible for travel and lodging accommodations, and other associated costs for this conference. These fees and costs will not be reimbursed by the Conference Committee. 
  • Presenters should bring all presentation files with them to the conference on a portable drive. 
  • Presenters, when possible, are encouraged to use the logos and marketing logos available on the conference website in their presentations to brand the presentation. 
  • Presentations that appear to be promotional in nature may not be considered. 
  • Presenters are encouraged to interact and participate on conference social media accounts. 
  • Limit panels of speakers to no more than 4 people (including a facilitator). 
  • Participants may present in multiple workshops. 

Workshop Topics and Conference Purpose and Theme 

Workshop proposals should fit into one of the topics below. The Kansas Prevention Conference provides educational opportunities to increase awareness of emerging trends, build skills and knowledge to prevent suicide, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug misuse, and advocate for best practices.

The committee invites proposals that: 

  • Reflect emerging techniques and cutting-edge content related to substance use or suicide prevention 
  • Provide useful content for the public and prevention professionals 
  • Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement 
  • Deliver model practices using approaches for different types of learners 
  • Present evidence-based strategies 
  • Use multimedia approaches to enhance attendee learning

Highlighted Topics include: 

  • Evidence-based strategies and emerging practices 
  • Coalition-building strategies such as engaging sectors, civic leadership, or data collection 
  • Emerging drug and behavioral health trends 
  • Suicide Prevention 
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, or Marijuana Abuse Prevention 
  • Prescription Drugs, Stimulants, Methamphetamine, or Synthetic Drug Misuse Prevention 
  • Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention in Higher Education and on College Campuses
  • Youth Leadership and Development 
  • Community Collaboration with Related Fields, such as Business/Industry, Education, Local/State/Federal Government, and Community Partners 
  • Problem Gambling  
  • Trauma-Informed Care, Resilience-Oriented Care, or ACEs 
  • Racial Equity in Prevention  

Note: Presenters may submit proposals on other topics; however, they must relate to substance misuse prevention.


For questions or information, please email Janell Stang at or call (316) 779-4014.